“America’s Got Talent” favorite Evie Clair spent the entire season singing songs of love and life, while dedicating each and every performance to her ailing father, who was battling stage IV colon cancer.
On September 7, his battle came to an end.
Evie’s father, Amos Ablanalp, passed away from the disease, leaving Evie to announce the devastating news on her socials.
“I will forever miss my sweet Daddy and cherish the last few moments I had with him, holding his hand, before the end,” Evie wrote on her socials. “Love you lots!”
Evie also went on Instagram to share pictures of her and her father from the all-too-short amount of time they were able to spend with one another during this lifetime.
“This week has been the best and worst week of my life,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’m so grateful for the memories I’ve made with my family in the past year and a half. I’m so grateful for my dad being such a great example of faith and strength. He has endured so much and all that pain has finally come to an end. He is in a place ’12 gazillion’ times better than this, and I know he is so happy there. Thank you to all the people who have supported my family along this journey. I love you all. I’ll miss you so much, Daddy. Thanks for teaching me to love salsa and chicken wings and most of all the Lord. Love you lots.”
She also found a way to use music to express her sadness.
“Say a prayer, a prayer on forever. Time is only now, Soon we’ll be together,” she wrote, adding, “I hope I made you proud, Daddy. I’ve always done it for you and I’ll do it for you forever.”
We are so sorry, baby girl.